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Ryan Perks' family pays tribute to man who died after falling from M27 motorway bridge at Hedge End, Hampshire
THE man who died after falling from a Hampshire motorway bridge on New Year’s Day has today been named as Ryan Perks, of Pylands Lane, Bursledon.
The 25-year-old died at the scene after plunging on to the carriageway of the M27 at Hedge End just after 12am.
Now his family has paid tribute to a “wonderful son and brother” who they say will be missed enormously.
In a statement they said: “The family are devastated at the tragic loss of Ryan. He was a gifted, caring young lad with a great love for life, his family and friends.
“He was an ex-pupil at Wildern Secondary School and Barton Peveril College.
"He left Microlink in Chandler's Ford to pursue a portfolio career in music, film and photography plus involvement in the launch of a new clothing range.
“He loved skateboarding and playing basketball.
“Ryan was a wonderful son and brother who will always be loved and missed.
“His was a beautiful life cut short.”
Police are investigating Mr Perks’ death, although it is not thought to be suspicious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt Alex Rawdon-Smith on 101 quoting Operation Alsatian.